The Oyo state government has begin enforcement of face mask in major markets across the state.
Since the outbreak of raging COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria, Oyo State has recorded over 2000 with over i, 000 discharged cases.
The state task force on covid 19 led by the state governor Engr Seyi Makinde has also put in place various measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Part of the measures put in place includes wearing of face masks, continuous hand washing, social distancing, no handshake as well as limiting public gatherings.
Inspite of all these measures, cases are still being recorded pointing to the fact that people are not complying with all these measures hence the need to enforce the measures.
In line with the directives of the state government that residents of the state must at all times adhere to measures curbing the spread of COVID 19, an enforcement team was today at Bodija market to ensure compliance with this government directive.
A visit by the enforcement team at Bodija market reveals that most of the traders and even buyers are not observing any of the measures put in place by the state government thereby creating chances for the virus to spread.
Some of the market women when asked why they didn’t use their mask claimed they left it at home.
Addressing journalists, a member of the state task force on COVID 19 who is also the President Enviromental Health Officers Association of Nigeria Oyo State Tijani Adegoke said the step becomes important in order to break the channels of spreading the virus.
The enforment continues on Thursday to other markets across the state.